Jubaea chilensis, Chilean wine palm

Category: Trees
Family: Arecaceae
Origin: Chile
Evergreen: yes
Flower Color: purple,yellow
Bloom Time: spring
Height: 40 ft
Width: 20 ft
Exposure: full sun
Irrigation: low
Cold Hardiness: 0 F
Description: Chilean wine palm is a very slow growing tree with very thick trunk, reaching 6 feet diameter after many decades. This is a threatened species because it must be killed to obtain its sap which is used to make candies and beverages.